Thursday, August 27, 2015

You don’t have to be MAD to visit here but . . . .

Thursday 27th August

We left our lovely overnight mooring at Luddington, hoping to get the Stratford upon Avon as yesterdays overnighters went on their way – that was one plan that worked.

It was a sunny morning after yet more rain overnight, the Kingfishers wereswanfeeding out early as well. As we left Colin P Witter lock we came across this unusual method of feeding swans. If you do it from a canoe you are able to soak the bread in the water and feed it by hand to them.

Once moored up safely in the basin, we had lunch and then wandered into tourist land. We had our sights on the WatchBikemuseum of Mechanical Art and Design in Henley Street, we went round twice, it’s good fun aLegoClock2nd great for kids. The rain came down whilst we were in there – result!. We highly recommend it. Graham loved the Lego clock that actually worked properly.

Some of our blog readers would appreciate the knowledge that there is a similar museum in Basel, Switzerland. The Museum Tingvely.

TheatreBack to Jannock for a quiet sit out with a cuppa, until crooning street performers joined with chattering tourists to make sitting inside preferable. This decision was reinforced by another rainstorm suddenly occurring.

Stratford is pretty in the sun – shame about the tourists.


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